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post #11 of 17 Old 02-27-2009
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I have read the problem and all you have done to fix it but I have not read how the problem started.

Were you just crusing and all of a sudden you lost power?

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Hi CarolinaB and thanks for your advice. I've confirmed with the engineer and he's checked the throttle connection so unfortunately we have to rule that out also. The only thing left is a new fuel pump - being connected as we speak - so we have our fingers crossed (as desparate folk do!).

Many thanks for trying to help, F

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The engine was overhauled prior to our departure from the UK last June. We have had no problems since then until the last short passage we did. Thanks for your interest
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Did the power just slowly decrease or go all of a suden?

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The engine was overhauled prior to our departure from the UK last June. We have had no problems since then until the last short passage we did. Thanks for your interest

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The engine was on tickover and it wasn't til we asked for power we realised it wasn't there so we're not really sure how sudden it was.
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Is the oil level high indicating that the diphram in the fuel pump may be punctured?

A vaccumn gage on the intake side will check that sides valve and a pressure gage on the output side should be some where around 5 psi.

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The engine was on tickover and it wasn't til we asked for power we realised it wasn't there so we're not really sure how sudden it was.

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Thank you everyone for your kind assistance with this problem. After a week of investigations, replacements, adjustments etc it has been found that the throttle linkage had slipped (we asked this to be checked in the first instance!) and therefore, we hope, the problem is now resolved.
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Thanks for the the report.

It's allways good to find out what the problem was.

It is to bad such a simple fix cost so much money.

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